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commuters a target. maureen umeh has more. >> reporter: this is one of four stations where the signs went up. the metro transit police were bracing for protests but so far, no problem signs were going up before noon on monday. two independent contractors carefully putting up one poster in the metro stations. glenmont, tacoma park, georgia avenue and u street. they not takely visible. many riders walked past them without noticing. those who stopped to read the poster when had strong reactions. >> and this is idiotic. it's fundamentally sound, i can't engage. >> reporter: they read in any war between 168izeed man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad. the american freedom defense commission won the right toha have them hung. the lawyer said it's protecting
free speech and riders agree. >> i don't believe anyone has the right to call anything, but at the same time, we have freedom of speech. >> reporter: some believe the ads equate muslims with savages. metro went to court to stop the ads from going up after what they say they were receiving was verifiable threats. a woman was arrested in new york for trying -- trying to spray paint over one of them. so far, there is not a similar scene here, but some riders wonder if that won't change soon. >> i think it's wrong to call people savages because they don't let the -- have the same standard as you. i think it's wrong to put that up. >> they probably have a legal right, but there are a lot of things you have the right to do that are still absolutely stupid. >> reporter: back here live, metro had no say on when or where the ads were put up and they will appear for one month n. northwest, maureen umeh, fox 5 news. brian? >> we want to know what you think about the new signs on our facebook page. kelly writes it's a campaign
against terrorism. radical muslims come in all race, shades and skin tones how is this racist against one particular group? jen said the ad is a bad idea on so many levels, it's hurtful, hate breeds more hate and candace posts the things people should be worried about is revenge being taken out on metro. i have to take the metro to work every day and now i have to be concerned if i'm going to make it home. join the conversation by visiting our facebook page at www.myfoxdc.com. federal officials started drafting. it comes three years after several derailments and crashes, including the one on the metro rodeline. they met last month to discuss the new rules which will take several months to write. >> fore un -- foreign policy now. mitt romney offered his position on the world affairs.
he opened up a new line of attacks on the president as president obama regroups from the first debate. fox 5s tom fitzgerald joins us now. the economy is front and center. why is there a foreign policy? >> the romney -- >> the romney campaign saw say big success that looked at just the domestic issue the president will talk about the killing of osama bin laden now in every one of his campaign appearances n virginia today, romney argued that on a whole host of other -- the president get off the mark. in battleground, virginia, mitt romney targeting the president on foreign affairs -- affairs. >> on this vital issue, the president has failed. >> reporter: at the virginia military institute, romney said that president obama failed to prevent an attack on the u.s.
consulate in libya and asked -- as president, romney said he would arm syria's rebels. >> and insure they obtain the arms they need to defeat the tanks and helicopters. >> this is in america standing together. >> reporter: in the middle east, romney said the president has alienated the u.s.'s strongest ally, israel. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> democrats are hitting back. >> that is what news media and fellow republicans call mitt romney's gap-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland. >> reporter: the obama campaign ads are mocking romney's diplomatic ability while the president points to osama bin laden. >> i said we focused on the people who actually attackeddous 9/11. today, osama bin laden is no more. >> reporter: polls released monday, though, show mitt romney closed the gap. polit key has the president's lead down to 1 -- politico has
the race down to 1%. dallas has yet down to 40% and rasmussen has it tied at 48%. when we pushed the voters and asked which way they're leaning, the saner -- answer is closer, 48 to 48. >> reporter: results from the 2008 mom no said puts this race up for grabs. >> there is a lot happening in the next 30 days. >> reporter: in a fox 5 interview, senator mccain said the obama administration -- the libya consulate attack as part of a pattern, confusion in u.s.- form policy. >> how would we know that mitt romney would perform better as a president in similar situation in. >> a lot of times, tom, it's not the crime but the coverup. what is the worse thing is five days later, sending our u.n. ambassador at every news outlet saying this was a hateful video that caused a spontaneous demonstration. that is outrageous. >> reporter: with four weeks left, one campaign is trying to keep building its momentum while another is trying to
rebuild. >> reporter: there are two more debates and the next will be a presidential debate on thursday and taking place in danville, kentucky. longtime virginia cool persian virgil good is hoping to shake up the presidential race. he's running as the constitution party candidate and served in virginia state legislature and congress as a democrat, republican, and independent. he is an eccentric former gop congressman who would throw a wrench in mitt romney's campaign stealing votes away in the battleground states. >> i have advocated and near complete moratorium on green cards and tell unployment is 95%. >> he raised mere pennies compared to the millions by both candidates, but his small group of supporters are strong. he is on the ballot in about 30 states, a write-in in others. fox 5 the to hear from you as we approach election day. use the hash tag fox 5 d.c. you decide to tweet your thoughts about the candidates, the
issues, the election and more as we count down to november. searchers found the bot -- found the body of a missing virginia boy. they searched the wooded area before butmis said a spot. the group of volunteers came upon it today. the medical examiner will rule on his cause of death. still ahead here on the edge, hurricane katrina survivors fight back. why a ward has gone too far. sue. >> and tropical weather sounds like a distant memory now that we're in the 30s in some spots overnight, brian. we'll look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. and oh, scott, it's 61 in santa louse. nice and bamy in comparison. >> and thank you, sue. the nationals are underway as we speak and looking to take a 2-0 series lead on the cardinals and the health of rg3 is the top story at redskins park. the quarterback was knocked out of yesterday's game with a concussion. what it means for the game, his
future and are the redskins in trouble for handling the injury. that is all straight ahead. >> not yet halloween but but yom zombies are haunting folks. more than 1,000 dressed up in the uk and tried to break the world record for the largest gathering. the previous record was set during new jersey's zombie walk in 2010. in 2010.
. people in new orleans are upset about tourist buses in the lower 9th ward. one of the hardest hit cities. and it's been -- there's been a ban on buses since 2006 and loosely enforced until recently. they come through seeing fats dominoes house and homes by brad pitt. >> the residents are disrespected and don't want to be looked upon as a side show. we want the tour buses to
respect our homes and community. a maryland community has a new address tonight. the columbia neighborhood raled for an entire year to change the offensive name of their street to april wind court. the name upset many people in the community. thieves have stolen signs in the past. the community leaders say the new name gives everyone a fresh start. stink bugs are invading maryland. the u.s. agricultural department found there are 60% more in frederick county this year. not sure what bugs are swarming and researchers are exploring solutions to combat the invasive spice ease. another day, another price hike at the pump. >> i think the prices are ridiculous. >> people working, you know -- it's too high. way too high. >> where drivers are faying -- paying a record amount to fill up. one oregon couple deciding to go the distance. they decided to get married in
an unconvention at ceremony after a race. the bride wore white with a veil on her cap. the groom destroyed -- wore a dyed tuxedo shirt. they said their vows and exchanged rings. ged rings. david smallwood: marylyland mony needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone
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look. >> reporter: this 76 station in the western part of los angeles, the regular price, $4.99 a gallon, premium, $5.19 down the street at a different gas station, you will find the regular gas price at $5.39 and, as you might imagine, consumers are not so happy with prices this high. >> so they're jumping on us quickly and takes forever to t them back down. that is ridiculous. >> $10 in gas is not giving me a quarter of a tank if i made to put in $10 in gas. that is out of control and almost $5 a gallon. >> i ride my bike to work due to the gas prices. they have been increasing and i can't afford it. >> reporter: what is causing the higher prices? thnumber of reasons one, demand is up. two, california has a stricter standard for gas. you can't buy from surrounding states and on top of that, a number of refineries refining the gas for california have gone down. there was a major oil refinery fire in the bay area in august and a couple of others have gone offline as l. you add that up, that means there is less
gas on the market, more demand, prices come up, which doesn't make consumers happy. the governor signed a decree allowing the easier winter standards to come online but that is going to take a couple of weeks before prices come down and some people say they will comdown 10 or 15 cents. meantime, senator dianne feinstein is calling for congressional hearings suggesting that maybe there is some funny business going on in the the oil industry. any way you look at it, consumers are taking the hit as gas prices, again in california, the highest average on record now is above $4.60 a gallon n. los angeles, adam housley, fox news. farmers are using an app on their ipad to help plant crops. the field viewa app gives realtime information as farmers go through the feel. the apps corn calculator estimates the size of yield and doesn't protect against natural obstacles but some say the program saves time and money. >> what we have is corn and a crop that is other who, you
know, if we have a good yield, $1,500 an acre or more and when you have a problem with your planner, then let's say 25% of it is planting poorly. you throwing away a lot of money. >> and the app is free and simple to download. farmer's probably enjoying the rain we're getting. >> yes, we needed it and even the cool temperatures, i think, help for some. i had to bring my plants in from outside. that is it for the year. >> all right. >> there will be some warm days. >> all right. >> and this let's us know we're transitioning, doesn't it? >> yup. >> some 30s last night, no frost freeze or concerns and so you know, we have some frost and froze easy vor -- advisorys in the potomac highlands where wet snow was mixing in at elevations above $2,500 feet today and don't let that take you by surprise. i know i tried to click on the furnace and, again, it doesn't want to start and another chilly night is at hand. -- hand.
we thought we would start with a temperature trend to show you that we're going to see a little bit of a warm-up here in our accuweather temp tomorrow, 58 degrees and that is not the warm day. the temperature is average around 73 degrees for this time in october and we'll get closer to that mark on wednesday. and that is 70 degrees. the front comes through on wednesday and drops our temperature thursday to 64. friday, about 67 degrees and a little bit up and down but there will be some warmer days coming. i want to tell you that those temperatures that we hit, 55 at reagan national and dulles, 51 we set a record for that being chilly on this day. 53 is where we are and a lot of places north and west in the 40s and not just mid and upper 40s, but hagerstown where you're raping and martinsburg, 43 degrees; winchester, 41 and cumberland, 41. we want to show you that while we have our cool shot right
here and so does cincinnati at 55 and chicago at 58, there is some warm air on the weather map. lincoln, nebraska, 73 degrees and to amarillo we go to find the temperature of 72 and, yes, the beloved nats are playing, 61 degrees and some sunshine, too and let's talk about the radar and while we don't have widespread rain, we have showers here and they're chill, especially to the west. a lot of times drizzle doesn't she up. if you're getting a sprinkle of drizzle, that is not going to show you -- show up on radar. we put it in motion and there is looking like another wave of low pressure coming in later. now, most of what we have had has been to the north and west and particularly heavy as we get to the tide water area where we have some warm heavy imbedded showers and thunderstorms showing up. one last batch will roll through overnight and i wanted you to see the future cast. as we showed you this at 6:00, it has a good handle on what is going on.
five, 6, 7 in the morning, your commute might be wetter -- wetter south and east of d.c. than north and west. i think we're going to have a tough time getting rid of the clouds tomorrow, folks, and the drizzle and where at 3:00, 5:00, dealing with some showers south and east and looks like there might be a wave that tries to hang around again in our suburbs and might last into wednesday morning here before we start getting wholesale sunshine and you can see the frontal boundary. that is going to show up in the weather map and that will come sliding on through and dry us out. some brighter and warmer days are definitely in the forecast. the fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow, again s not going to be a hard time getting rid of the clouds and maybe a couple of showers linger in a few spots, even into wednesday morning. wednesday's temperature drops to 70 degrees and that is because the front is coming. cooler behind the front and i know that weekend forecast. >> yeah. >> finally. >> and that is going to be a good time for you. >> a lot of rain on sundays and
maybe we break the cycle with a temperature of faye itself -- 73 degrees on sunday. the pumpkin patch is hopping. >> perfect. >> true. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> and liftoff. falcon 9 blasted off. space-x launched the rocket for a delivery of more than 1,000 pounds in supplies to the international space station. if successful, they will be the first private company to complete the task. space x has had three launches with the falcon 9 rocket so far. robert griffin's injury meant the nfl debut for the other redskins quarterback. up next with the sports edge. these cops in indiana are dancing machines. caught doing the swumba routine on top of a krispy kreme and the fun event raised money for a local charity. local charity
understands -- the nfl understands the severe repercussions. the qb, robert griffin 3, felt good today as he passes the neurological elects and with that non-contact practice on wednesday and do not rule out a concern. the injury took place yesterday. and had the by shawn width or spoon. mike shanahan would like to see griffin go earlier next time to avoid the pushing hit. the league is taking a closer look at the information released during the game about the injury. the question the nfl has is whether the words shaken up meets the requirement of being accurate and timely, injury information. and this is how shanahan knew
something was wrong with the qb. >> robert said he's fine andied no, you not fine. your eyes look glasses. the doctors talked to him and he knew the quarter and the score. they took him into the box behind the bench. asked him again what was the quarter and the score. and the second time he missed it, the first time he got it. and that is come he took him into the locker room and administered the test and that is when they decided that he had a concussion. >> anm property use debut for the other quarterback, curt cousins drafted in the fourth round, the game resulted in a 77-yard touchdown hookup to santana moss and gave the redskins a 17-14 lead. and threw the interception and sealing the fate in eighth
straight home loss. this time, 24-17 to the falcons and this is the rook oat first taste of the nfl. >> i would call them two critical errors and that be-- besides the two plays, it was, obviously, beyond that, it was good football and those two what quarterbacks get killed on and you have to kill those and i will be a better quarterback after going through that yesterday. >> and shanahan is confident in both if they need to play this week and that cousins is number two for a reason. and to baseball and nats looking for win number two and right now, the cardinals in front, and lindsay murphy will provide a live report following the game from bush stadium. last night, the orioles playing their first post season game since 1997, hosting the yankees since game one. the bottom of the 3rd, os trail 1-0 and nate mccloud comes
through with the base hit and into the top of the 9th now, jim johnson with 51 safes and -- saves and gives up a solo home run to martin. surrendered five runs, four earned, the yankees take game one,sen-2 and try to even the series in game two for baltimore, the first pitch is after 8 error:00. >> and weather providing, hopefully it doesn't storm tonight. and now you have the news edge. the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. back here at 10. the news edge. as always. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class?
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